Rio Grande City, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protections officers at the Rio Grande City Port of Entry apprehended a man wanted on state charges of sexual assault of a child.
On Nov. 8, 2011 CBP officers at the Rio Grande City International Bridge encountered an undocumented male Mexican national as a passenger in a 2004 Pontiac attempting to exit into Mexico. The traveler, later identified as Miguel Angel Solarzano Aguilar, 31, from Mexico was detained and, after verifying his undocumented immigration status, CBP officers discovered through database checks that he was also wanted in Illinois for two counts of sexual assault of a child charges. CBP officers confirmed the warrant, arrested Solarzano Aguilar and transported him to the Starr County Jail in Rio Grande City where he will wait to be extradited. The bail set on him was $2,500,000.
CBP officers placed an immigration detainer on Solorzano Aguilar to ensure his return to federal custody to face immigration law proceedings upon final adjudication of the state charges in Illinois.
Severiano Solis, Port Director, Rio Grande City said, "This person was apprehended due to our commitment to engage in southbound enforcement operations to detect and apprehend illegal exportations out of our country. Making apprehensions like this is what CBP does to help keep our citizens safe."
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.